The tailhook scandal of the early 1990s, when 14 admirals were reprimanded or forced to resign over an epic outbreak of sexual assault at a naval aviators' convention because almost all of the 11. Tailhook incident the tailhook association, named for the arresting gear on carrier-based aircraft, is a private group of navy and marine aviators during the association's 1991 annual convention in las vegas, eighty-three women, many of them naval officers, alleged athat they had been sexually. Military sexual assault is not a new phenomenon a second look at the tailhook scandal in 1991 reveals what happened then and what it all means now. The tailhook association is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation. 1 the tailhook association is a non-pro ﬁ t, auxiliary organization with an of cial mission to educate the public about the importance of sea-based aviation and foster the esprit de corps among naval aviators.
The tailhook scandal was a series of incidents where more than 100 united states navy and us marine corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted 83 women and 7 men, or otherwise engaged in improper and indecent conduct at the las vegas hilton in las vegas, nevada. Retro report: military sexual assault is not a new phenomenon a second look at the tailhook scandal in 1991 reveals what happened then and what it all means now. February 16, 1994, page 00001 the new york times archives after four days of high-level discussions about how to close the latest chapter in the tortured history of the tailhook scandal, the navy.
The tailhook scandal refers to a series of incidents where more than 100 us navy and united states marine corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted at least 83 women and 7 men, or otherwise engaged in improper and indecent conduct at the las vegas hilton in las vegas, nevada. This essay will review the history, evolution, and effect of the tailhook scandal on the naval service history a tailhook in the naval aviation community refers to the hook underneath the tail of a carrier that catch the arresting cable that stretches across the flight deck to quickly stop a landing plane (harris, 2014. Admiral joseph paul reason was assigned by kelso to oversee discipline of navy officers implicated in the tailhook '91 scandal admiral stanley arthur was assigned by the navy to hear appeals of the navy's nonjudicial tailhook actions. Complete with photographs and original documents, inside the tailhook scandal: a naval aviator's story is a personal account from the perspective of a naval aviator who was an insider having first worked in the navy office which sponsored tailhook '91 and subsequently in the navy office which conducted one of the initial investigations.
The tailhook scandal outraged leaders in washington the senate armed services committee temporarily froze upwards of 4,500 navy promotions , according to reports and records, effectively ending some careers and leading to the departure of others, including stumpf. Twenty years after tailhook '91, the woman who sank the navy, still plays victim as she counts the millions of dollars she scored from a series of lucrative lawsuits former lt paula coughlin, who destroyed the careers of innocent men and falsely picked out attackers from a photo lineup. The tailhook association is a us-based, non-profit fraternal organization, supporting the interests of sea-based aviation, with emphasis on aircraft carriers the word tailhook refers to the hook underneath the tail of the aircraft that catches the arresting wire suspended across the flight deck in order to stop the landing plane quickly. The tailhook scandal, i have heard on television (simpsons and others) allueded to some sort of naughtiness in the usn can anyone provide some pukka gen on this topic or can they spin a nice yarn and tell all.
The tailhook scandal refers to a series of incidents where more than 100 us navy and united states marine corps aviation officers sexually assaulted 87 women, or otherwise engaged in improper and indecent conduct at the las vegas hilton in las vegas, nevadathe events took place at the 35th annual tailhook association symposium from september 8–12, 1991. Mr fidele discussed some of the details surrounding the tailhook incident and an apparent immunity disagreement under consideration in the us.
The mother of all hooks is a richly detailed description of the united states government's attempts to punish naval officers for sexual misconduct committed at the 1991 tailhook association convention in las vegas, nevadajournalist william h mcmichael describes the institutionalized mind-set that led to that misconduct and, in the face of an oppressive, politically charged investigation, to. Enron scandal: enron scandal, series of events that resulted in the bankruptcy of the us energy, commodities, and services company enron corporation and the dissolution of arthur andersen llp, which had been one of the largest auditing and accounting companies in the world the collapse of enron, which held. For more than two decades, the navy has labored to overcome and bury memories of perhaps the worst scandal in its history: the 1991 tailhook convention, when crowds of drunken aviators sexually. A tailhook, arresting hook, or arrester hook is a device attached to the empennage (rear) of some military fixed-wing aircraft the hook is used to achieve rapid deceleration during routine landings aboard aircraft carrier flight decks at sea, or during emergency landings or aborted takeoffs at properly equipped airports.